Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin could be facing each other for a third and final time in 2021, according to Golden Boy Promotions’s President Eric Gomez.
The pair met twice up to this point. The first fight was in 2017 when GGG got robbed of a victory and the second time in 2018 when Canelo was awarded a controversial win.
Since then, it seemed Alvarez is not really interested in giving Golovkin a third fight, but from time to time there are rumors that the trilogy will happen. Months ago there were talks that the final meeting between the two will be held at the end of 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic shut down those plans.
“We have had some discussions about doing the third fight with Golovkin, which would be very exciting. Alvarez is willing to entertain that third fight. Hopefully we can surprise everybody by getting that fight going next year. They both realise now that their events were very successful. For them, monetarily, it would be very beneficial to fight again. More than anything, the fans are very interested. Both fights were very close and exciting. They both realise that now. They are both open to the fight.”
Even though Golovkin is on the downhill of his career, he can still sell out arenas and big fights and Alvarez might not find better opponent money wise and legacy wise.